Syrup in the City Returns Saturday March 30, 2019
Syrup in the City, Guelph’s own maple syrup festival, is returning for its third year at John McCrae Public School (189 Water Street, Guelph). Taking place on Saturday March 30th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, visitors will get to experience many family-friendly activities and a delicious pancake breakfast.
Events include tree tapping, maple syrup and sap tasting, log sawing and outdoor activities. Programming is facilitated by the Grade 12 students from the Upper Grand District School Board’s outdoor education program, Headwaters. In addition, John McCrae students will be flipping pancakes and serving guests a delicious pancake breakfast.
A number of local community organizations and guests will be part of the festival. Guelph Urban Forest Friends and the City of Guelph Forestry Department will be on hand to talk about our urban forests. Students will distribute free saplings courtesy of Wellington County Green Legacy Tree Nursery. The Guelph Trail Hiking Club will be hosting a hike along the river at 10:30 am starting from the school.
Other activities for visitors include a live bird show at 11:00 am and noon from the Mountsberg Raptors Centre. Sponsored by Wild Birds unlimited, visitors can get up close and learn more about these wonderful birds. The Guelph Circus School will add to the entertainment with a class at 11:00 am. Visitors will also get to build bird houses at this year’s festival with the help of the Guelph Tool Library.
Finally, Maple Syrup and delicious maple syrup products will be available for purchase from sponsor Snyder Heritage Farms. This year’s festival is generously sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited, Planet Bean, The Bullring and Snyder Heritage Farms. Syrup in the City is part of Transition Guelph’s Resilience Festival. Entry is by donation with proceeds going to John McCrae Public School, Transition Guelph, and the Headwaters Program.